Covered in edible gold, world's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

Priced at 7,728 euros ($9,489) and covered in edible gold, the chocolate is part of a limited edition of 1,000 bonbons.

Covered in edible gold, world's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal

LISBON: The world`s most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday. 

Priced at 7,728 euros ($9,489) and covered in edible gold, the chocolate is part of a limited edition of 1,000 bonbons. It has a filling of saffron threads, white truffle, vanilla from Madagascar and gold flakes.

It was guarded by two uniformed men.

Its creator, Portuguese chocolatier Daniel Gomes, said the diamond-shaped chocolate was certified as the world`s most expensive by the Guinness Book of Records, which in 2017 listed $250 La Madeline au Truffe made by Danish artisan chocolate-maker Fritz Knipschildt`s as the record holder.

Its crown-shaped box is decorated with 5,500 Swarovksi crystals and also carries personalised pincers.